History of American Law
This course examines the growth and development of American legal institutions with particular attention to crime and punishment, slavery, and race relations, the role of law in developing the economy, and the place of lawyers in American society, from colonial times to the present. Any student may write a paper in lieu of the final exam with consent of instructor. Special Instructions: Any student may write a paper in lieu of the final exam with consent of instructor. After the term begins, students accepted into the course can transfer from section (01) into section (02), which meets the R requirement, with consent of the instructor. This course is cross-listed with HISTORY 152 (consent of instructor required) & HISTORY 352B. Automatic grading penalty waived for writers. Elements used in grading: Final exam or paper.
Instructors for this courseLawrence M. Friedman
Robert W. Gordon